Dexter Filming Locations: Debra phones Dexter about the kids

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The location: Debra phones Dexter about kids

Q. What is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. Outside a school.

Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. Somewhere in Miami.

Q. When did we see it on the show?

    A. In Episode 2, of Season 5, "Hello Bandit".

    Dexter is at the swamp, when he gets a cell phone call. It's his sister, Debra, who was supposed to pick up his kids (Astor & Cody) from school.

    She's in her car in front of the school, and is near panic, because the kids are nowhere to be found.

    She asks Dexter where they could be, and he remembers that Astor has been wanting to go back to their old house, where her mother died.

Q. What is it actually in real life?

    A. A club.

Q. Where can I find it in real life?

    A. Deb's car is parked at the curb in front of the Long Beach Petroleum Club, at 3636 Linden Avenue, in Long Beach.

    That's on the east side of Linden, between 36th & 37th Streets, a few blocks north of the San Diego (405) Freeway.

    They added a fake Florida flag out front, but otherwise, it looks the same as usual.

    They were in the area filming several other scenes (including the swimming pool scene, the open house, the scene of Dexter and Harrison in the moving van, and the scene of Dexter saying goodbye to the kids), so when this short scene came up, they just used the front of the club as background.

    The Petroleum Club has its own website at

    Dexter has filmed often in this general in Bixby Knolls area of northwest Long Beach. Besides the Episode 2 locations mentioned above, this location is close to the Miguel Prado's house, Maria LaGuerta's house, Trinity's house, the donut shop, the pool party, the Neighborhood Watch scene, and a number of other (mostly residential) Dexter locations.

Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?

    A.  I had already found the location for the swimming pool scene, so I simply recognized it when it turned up again in this scene of Debra phoning Dexter.

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